Gabrielle Whiten

gabrielle.whiten@nyulangone.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitengabrielle

Objective

I strive to obtain a wholesome and enriching graduate education with a focus in research on the molecular mechanisms propelling human disease. I hope to gain skills that will prepare me for a successful post-graduate career in the consulting, science communications, and biotechnology industries.

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Major in Chemistry: Biochemistry Track (B.S.)

    Minor in Biology

    Graduation: May 2018

    Final GPA: 3.701 

  • New York University School of Medicine

    Second Year Graduate Student

    Molecular Pharmacology Training Program

Distinctions

  • Chancellor’s Science Scholar

    For information, please visit chancellorssciencescholars.web.unc.edu

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    For information, please visit nscs.org

  • Hayden B. Renwick Academic Award Recipient

    For information, please visit peermentoring.web.unc.edu

 

Research Experience

  • Graduate Assistant in the Possemato Lab in the Department of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine

    • Investigating the Role of Ferroptosis in the Pathology of Friedrich’s Ataxia (July 2019-present)

  • Rotation Student in the Possemato Lab in the Department of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine

    • Investigation of Immunological Responses to Ferroptosis in Basal Like Breast Cancer Cell Lines (January 2019-April 2019)

  • Rotation Student in the Schmidt Lab in the Department of Endocrinology at New York University School of Medicine

    • Investigation of Changes in Microglial Populations of the Cortex in Alzheimer’s Disease (September 2018-December 2018)

  • Research Assistant in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry

    • Development of Small Molecule Scaffold for MYC Protein Inhibitors (August 2016 - May 2018)

  • Research Assistant in the Daneman Lab in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California San Diego {SURF Program}

    • Investigation of Molecular Mechanisms that Modulate Fibrosis and Hinder Repair in the Central Nervous System (Summer 2017)

  • Research Assistant in the Young Lab in the Center for Drug Discovery at Baylor College of Medicine {SMART Program}

    • The Synthesis of An Arginine Mimetic Library for the Inhibition of PRMT5 (Summer 2016)

  • Laboratory Technician in the Parise lab at UNC School of Medicine - Spring 2016

 

Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Undergraduate Chemistry Mentor, Fall 2015

  • Undergraduate Biology Mentor, Spring 2017

  • Residential Program Assistant, Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program, Summer 2018

 

Publications

  • Blake, D. R., Vaseva, A. V, Hodge, R. G., Kline, M. P., …, Whiten, G. C., …, Der, C. J. (2019). Application of a MYC degradation screen identifies sensitivity to CDK9 inhibitors in KRAS-mutant pancreatic cancer. Science Signaling, 12(590), eaav7259. http://doi.org/10.1126/scisignal.aav7259

 

Presentations

Poster

  • G. Whiten, C. Dorrier, R. Daneman, Ph.D. Development of an In Vitro Model to Investigate the Molecular Mechanisms that Modulate CNS Fibrosis. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Phoenix, AZ. November 1-4, 2017.

Oral

  • G. Whiten, S. Holmes, D. Young, Ph.D. Synthesis of Small Molecule Library for the Inhibition of PRMT. Baylor SMART Program Summer Symposium, Houston, TX, July 29, 2016.

  • G. Whiten, C. Dorrier, R. Daneman, Ph.D. Development of an In Vitro Model to Investigate the Molecular Mechanisms that Modulate CNS Fibrosis. UCSD SURF Program Summer Symposium, San Diego, CA. August 17, 2017.

  • G. Whiten, C. Dorrier, R. Daneman, Ph.D. Development of an In Vitro Model to Investigate the Molecular Mechanisms that Modulate CNS Fibrosis. Invited Speaker at UNC Chancellor’s Science Scholars Annual Research Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, September 30, 2017.




References

 

Dr. Michael Crimmins

Professor of Organic Chemistry

crimmins@email.unc.edu

Department of Chemistry

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 966-5177



Dr. Xiadong Wang

Research Advisor

xiaodonw@email.unc.edu

Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 843-8456

Dr. Richard Daneman

Summer 2017 Research Mentor

rdaneman@ucsd.edu

Department of Pharmacology

University of California San Diego

San Diego, CA

(858) 534-8557

Dr. Damian Young

Summer Research Advisor

damian.young@bcm.edu

Department of Pharmacology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

(713) 798-5419